Three charged in US$33M art scam

April 22, 2014 3:34 AM

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Three men have been charged in New York in connection with a US$33 million (NZ$38.46 million) scam over two decades making and selling paintings purportedly by famous artists but which were in fact fakes.

Among the bogus works were pieces supposedly by Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock and sold to unsuspecting collectors for tens of millions of dollars.

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